Monday TV: All the Babies from Boise

Made In BoiseIt’s not just known for potatoes anymore. Idaho has become a leading center in surrogacy, drawing hopeful parents from around the world. A new documentary “Made in Boise” looks at four women sharing their experiences with intended parents, making its debut on “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

Other documentaries today include “A 3 Minute Hug” (Netflix, streaming), about a moment last year when families who had been separated by the U.S.-Mexico border policies have a brief reunion, and “Little Miss Sumo” (Netflix, streaming) about a young female wrestler in Japan.

It probably came at just the wrong time, but the look back at the Times Square skin trade and porn industry “The Deuce” (HBO, 9 p.m.) doled out some interesting character studies and fine performances. The series from David Simon and George Pelecanos all ends tonight with the third season finale, with key decisions to make, as the world changes around them.

Ashley Jensen’s sleuth becomes a pro detective in the Halloween special “Agatha Raisin & the Haunted House” (Acorn TV, streaming).

He’s averaging three to seven points lower than anybody else, six points below the person eliminated last week, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, but Sean Spicer still remains in the remaining eight on “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 8 p.m.). Maybe it’s time to look into Russian meddling in the vote. Tonight has a Halloween theme.

Taylor Swift returns to mentor on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.) as battles end and the knockout rounds begin.

Potemkin returns from a victorious battle on the second episode of “Catherine the Great” (HBO, 10:15 p.m.).

On “The Neighborhood” (CBS, 8 p.m.) Dave and Tina go to a concert together.

There’s a high school reunion on “All American” (CW, 8 p.m.).

“9-1-1” (Fox, 8 p.m.) has to respond to a lot of Halloween night calls.

An ex-college football star is represented on two cases on “Bluff City Law” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

“The Best Thing I Ever Ate” (Cooking, 9 p.m.) returns for a new season.

Drunk customers are no fun on “Below Deck” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

On “Bob (Hearts) Abishola” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.), the two finally go on a date.

Lola contends with a defendant seeking fame on “All Rise” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“Black Lightning” (CW, 9 p.m.) faces the continuing crisis in Freeland.

Repressed memories arise for the “Prodigal Son” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

“Bull” (CBS, 10 p.m.) represents a wealth manager on trial for murder.

On “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” (VH1, 8 p.m.), funny names attract, as Fizz asks Apryl to move in.

Need carving ideas? Here’s some “Outrageous Pumpkins” (Food, 10 p.m.).

The month long salute to Paul Muni on Turner Classic Movies concludes with “Angel on My Shoulder” (8 p.m.), “Counter-Attack” (10 p.m.), “The Commandos Strike at Dawn” (midnight) and “The Last Angry Man” (2 a.m.). Earlier are films about cars — “The Yellow Rolls-Royce” (6 a.m.), “The Great Race” (8:15 a.m.)” and “Sabrina” (11 a.m.) — and a couple about critics: “Critic’s Choice” (1 p.m.) and “All About Eve” (3:15 p.m.), as well as “A Place in the Sun” (5:45 p.m.).

Monday Night Football has Miami at Pittsburgh (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.).

Basketball has Golden State at New Orleans (NBA, 8 p.m.) and Charlotte at Clippers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

FIFA Under-17 World Cup soccer has Spain vs. Argentina (Fox Sports 2, 4 p.m.) and Paraguay vs. Mexico (Fox Sports 2, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Queen Latifah, Randall Park. The Talk: Morris Day and The Time. Ellen DeGeneres: Jennifer Aniston, Robert Iger, Charlie Puth. Kelly Clarkson: Little Big Town. Wendy Williams: Sanya Richards-Ross, Julissa Bermudez. The Real: Simone Missick, Amanda Seales.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Queen Latifah, Radhika Jones, Wu-Tang Clan. Jimmy Kimmel: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Luenell, Kesha. Jimmy Fallon: Emma Thompson, Joel Kinnaman, Liam Gallagher. Seth Meyers: Sen. Kamala Harris, Gloria Steinem, Omar Apollo. James Corden: John Lithgow, Louis Tomlinson, Rebecca Ferguson. Lilly Singh: Traue Ellis Ross (rerun). Trevor Noah: Beto O”Rourke, Michelle Yeoh. David Spade: Dean Delray, Kevin Nealon. Conan O’Brien: Edward Norton.

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